We’ve been amazed and generally wowed by keyboards before, but mostly because those were high-end performance/gaming types that rocked a unique new feature like a touchpad or secondary LCD screen. This is a completely different kind of awesome though. Unlike those high tech gaming sets, this one doesn’t have any bells and whistles. The Orée wireless keyboard simply looks good because, well, it’s made of wood.
That’s pretty much it for this one. No special function keys, programmable macros, or LED lighting (although it does come with wireless connectivity. Just wood in place of the usual plastic, resulting in a handmade creation that looks undeniably beautiful.
According to Orée, the keyboards are built using one sheet of wood to preserve the uniform look and flow on each separate key, and each one gets polished, oil-finished and assembled by hand. Available in either maple or walnut, each keyboard can be customized using one of three available fonts for the keys, options for country-specific layouts, or tailored to work with Mac or Windows.
Under the wood, this keyboard offers a single means of connectivity with Bluetooth 3.0, with no options for plugging into a USB port. It’s still pretty flexible though, with the ability to hook up with PC or Macs, tablets, or smartphones. The wireless keyboard is powered by a pair of AAA batteries, but battery life wasn’t mentioned.
If you’re interested, just remember that since this is a custom, handmade product, it’s not going to be cheap. Nor is it going to arrive at once. But if you’re willing to drop the cash and wait for more than a month, here’s the deal: the wooden wireless keyboard costs €125.00 plus a shipping fee of 25 euros for a single board (or around $164 plus $32 for shipping). Preparation time will also take about a month, plus another 2 weeks for shipping to Europe and the US.